Boo at the Zoo

Photo: Palm Beach Zoo
Photo: Palm Beach Zoo

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (PALM BEACH ZOO) - The public is invited to have a howlin' good time at Palm Beach County's most-loved Halloween event: "Boo at the Zoo!" Guests can enjoy trick-or-treating, decorating pumpkins in a patch, giveaways, a haystack hunt, roving animal encounters, not-so-scary wildlife presentations and much more. The popular tradition continues this October at the Palm Beach Zoo. The 16th annual "Boo at the Zoo" will take place on the following dates and times:

  • October 18 – 20 and October  25 – 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • October 18 and October 25, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

"'Boo at the Zoo' is by far our most well-attended annual event," said Claudia Harden, Marketing Manager for the Zoo. "On a good year, we average more than fourteen-thousand attendees. We hope to continue that successful trend this year."

One way the Zoo is following its mission of environmental conservation is by only offering candy from companies that are a part of the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). "As a conservation organization, we want to promote those who are doing what they can to protect wildlife in their natural habitats," said Harden.

Approximately 200 businesses will be set up around the Zoo, so children can trick-or-treat at the specific locations. Games, arts and crafts, a haystack hunt ($1 fee) and a child-friendly haunted house in the Florida Pioneer House will entertain young visitors. Children can also purchase a pumpkin to decorate on-site at a pumpkin patch. All funds raised will go toward the care and feeding of the Zoo's animals.

The Zoo is inviting local businesses to participate in "Boo at the Zoo." For more information, vendors can email

About the Palm Beach Zoo

The Zoological Society of the Palm Beaches exists to protect wildlife and wildlife habitat, and to inspire others to value and conserve the natural world. We advance our conservation mission through endangered species propagation, education, health and wellness, field research, and conservation medicine. Our sustainable and responsible business practices and local, national and global partnerships enable the Palm Beach Zoo to support national and international conservation, species survival, and habitat preservation.

The Palm Beach Zoo is a located at 1301 Summit Boulevard in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, visit